The job market heated up in August for many cities across the nation, while a few traditionally sun-soaked cities saw a hiring cool down as summer came to a close. Louisville, which saw a gain of 11% in managerial hiring in August, was the biggest winner this month, followed by Detroit with a 10% gain, Hartford (+9%) and Nashville (+8%). On the downside, San Diego’s hiring activity dropped 10%. Losses were also seen in Tampa (-6%), Seattle (-5%), Dallas (-4%) and Riverside (-4%).
To determine the cities with the 10 best and worst job markets each month, the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index surveys 30 different major metro areas across the U.S. for per capita job availability. Rather than simply reporting the cities with the most and least jobs, the Index measures the number of job openings relative to population. This gives a more complete picture of how easy (or difficult) it is to get a new job in each metro area.
Want to know where the jobs are? These metro areas made up the 10 best cities to find a job in August: